Sometimes referred to as the "Library's Google" this index searches the full text for your terms across multiple vendors at the same time to find a variety of information sources about your topic. It is also helpful to use if you are looking for a specific article title (put the title in parentheses) and be aware that this will also retrieve items that have cited the article you are searching for. You can also use the "advanced search" to create a more focused set of results.
Addison contains the records and holdings for the library's print materials, and is the system you will need to use to request materials to be sent from storage, Newman, or other branches (this excludes materials from the EMC). More information under "Delivery of Materials".
If the database does not provide immediate full text access to a resource you found, look for the "Get VText" icon. Click the icon to automatically search the library's holdings to locate a copy.
To accessing the library's resources from off campus, there are three options:
Except for materials on course reserve, the library book shelves ("stacks") are open for patrons to browse. Books and bound journals taken out of the library must be checked out at the front desk by presenting your Hokie Passport or library borrowing card. Regular circulating materials are checked out via Addison, while special categories of materials such as unbound issues of journals, audio-visual programs, etc. are checked out by filling out a Special Permission charge-slip for each item. See "policies" for more information.
Use Interlibrary Loan for desktop delivery of book chapters and print articles from the University Libraries collections. The item will be scanned and sent in an electronic format.
If the Vet Med Library does not have the book you need in the collection here, but it is owned by the University Libraries (found in Addison) you can request for the material to be delivered to the Vet Med Library. More information under "Delivery of Materials".
If we do not own the material you need (book, article, multimedia, etc.), you can request it through Interlibrary Loan. You can also use Interlibrary Loan for desktop delivery of book chapters and print articles to be scanned and sent to you in an electronic format.
Vet Med Library Hours
Front Desk Phone: 540-231-6610
There are several services that will alert you to new articles or that deliver the table of contents of journals directly to your email or RSS reader.
There are several different citation (aka bibliographic) managers available. This guide will help you think about the features that are most applicable, so you can choose a manager that will best fit your needs. The library provides training and support for the following citation managers: